Randy Feenstra Wiki – Randy Feenstra Biography
Randall L. Feenstra (born January 14, 1969) is an American politician and businessman serving as the Iowa State Senator from the 2nd district since 2009. A member of the Republican Party, he previously was Sioux County Treasurer from 2006 to 2008. He is the Republican nominee for Iowa’s 4th congressional district in the 2020 election, defeating longtime incumbent Steve King in the primary on June 2.
Randy Feenstra is a former Iowa state senator who defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King Tuesday night to become the new Republican candidate for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, Business Insider reported.
His campaign website celebrates his “A rating” from the National Rifle Association and his “National right to life” endorsement. It also describes him as a pro-Trump conservative.
He served as a treasurer of Sioux County, Iowa from 2006-2008 and he was elected as an Iowa state senator in 2008 with 13,624; he has since run twice more, unopposed, serving until 2016.
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14 January 1969, Hull, Iowa, United States
Iowa State Senator since 2009
Dordt University (1987–1991), Western Christian High School, Iowa State University
Randy Feenstra Age
He is 51 years old.
Early life and education
Randy Feenstra was born to parents Lee and Eleanor Feenstra on January 14, 1969. Feenstra graduated from Western Christian High School, where he played basketball. He received a bachelor’s degree from Dordt University, then called Dordt College, and his MPA from Iowa State University.
Feenstra began his career as sales manager for the Foreign Candy Company, later serving as city administrator of Hull, Iowa for seven years. In 2006, he was elected Sioux County Treasurer, replacing Robert Hagey. Randy Jacobsma replaced Feenstra in a 2008 special election, as Feenstra won his first term in the Iowa Senate that year.
Feenstra was elected to the state senate in 2008 with 24,595 votes, running unopposed. He was reelected in 2012, again without opposition. He ran for a third uncontested term in 2016. In the Iowa Senate, Feenstra has served on the Capital Projects, Fiscal, Tax Expenditure, Transportation, Ways and Means, and State Government Committee.
While serving on the Iowa Senate, Feenstra worked for ISB Insurance in Hull, operated by Iowa State Bank. In 2017, he joined the faculty of Dordt University, after having taught there in an adjunct capacity since 2011.
2020 U.S. House campaign
In 2019, Feenstra announced he would challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Steve King in the 2020 Republican primary in Iowa’s 4th congressional district. King, a nine-term incumbent, has a record of making inflammatory remarks, including support of the term “white nationalist.” Republican Party leadership supported Feenstra in the primary. During the course of the primary, Feenstra raised more money in contributions than King, and was supported by the United States Chamber of Commerce and National Right to Life Committee. Feenstra’s candidacy has also been supported by conservative political commentator and radio host, Ben Shapiro, who urged his Twitter followers to donate to Feenstra’s campaign. Feenstra defeated King in the June 2 Republican primary. Feenstra received 45.7% of the vote, whereas King received 36% of the vote.